Student Presentations

A student presents her research on how insects are portrayed in music at the 2016 Spring Research Symposium.

Student Research Presentations at Off-Campus Scientific Meetings:

*Schmitt, L. & K. Larsen. March 2019. Moth assemblages of oak-hickory forests and planted tallgrass prairies in Luther College's natural areas. Day of Insects Conference, Ames, IA.

*Mark, A., I. *De Ayala, D. *Carius, & E. Baack. April 2016. Genome size estimates for perennial sunflowers. Iowa Academy of Science, Decorah, IA. (poster)

*Manges, R., L. *Post, K. *Bies, L. *Swanson, and J. Enos-Berlage.  2016.  Investigating the Effect of the CalR Transcription Factor on Expression of Calcium-Regulated Genes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus.  American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Boston, MA.

*Badger, E. A. *Johnson, J. *Denney, and J. Enos-Berlage.  2016. Multiple-year Investigation of Bacterial Contamination in a Midwest Agricultural Watershed.  American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Boston, MA.

*Jensen, I. & K.J. Larsen. 2015. Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) diversity and floral use in remnant and planted tallgrass prairies of Northeast Iowa. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. (poster)

*Stivers, E., J. *Wittman & K.J. Larsen. 2015. A comparison of adult butterfly communities on remnant and planted prairies in Northeast Iowa. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. (poster)

*Brandt, C. & K.J. Larsen. 2015. Ground beetle communities of remnant and planted tallgrass prairies in northeastern Iowa: influence of plant community structure and recent fire. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.  (second place President's Prize award winner in the Plant-insect Ecosystem Undergraduate poster competition) (poster)

*Tourdot, T., C. *Liveringhouse, J. *Ash and S. Fretheim. 2015. PI3K/Akt/DAF-16 activity is protective during excess iron exposure in C. elegans. Society of Toxicology Meeting, San Diego, CA. (poster)

*Burke, A. and Beth Lynch. 2015. Vascular plants diversity in forested seeps of Winneshiek County, Iowa. Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. (winner of the District Frank G. Brooks Award for outstanding oral presentation among TriBeta students). (talk)

*Bies, K.  2014.  Yeasty Beasties: How are Microorganisms Affected by their Environment? Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics-Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science Conference.  Ames, IA.

*R. Manges, *K. Bies, *K. Mahachi and J. Enos-Berlage. 2014. The effect of a calR mutation on Vibrio parahaemolyticus gene expression under varying calcium and iron conditions. Kenneth B. Raper Symposium on Microbiological Research, Madison, WI.

*Eachus, B.*, D. Gibson*, K. Davison*, D. Gilbertson*, and M. McNicoll. 2014. Effects of management on Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip) in a low diversity grassland. Society for Ecological Restoration Midwest Great Lakes annual meeting, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. (poster).

*Gibson, D., B. Eachus*, K. Davison*, D. Gilbertson*, and M. McNicoll. 2014. Understory community structure response to mechanical thinning and fire regime in an oak woodland restoration in Northeast Iowa. Society for Ecological Restoration Midwest Great Lakes annual meeting, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. (poster).

*Behrens, E. and E. Baack. April 11, 2014. Testing for presence of tick-borne disease and coinfection. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (poster).

*Gudjonsdottir, A., M.*Rosene, R.*Schulz and E. Baack. April 11, 2014. Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria in NE Iowa Streams. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (talk).

*Howell, K. and E. Baack. April 11, 2014. Diversity and effect of endopyhtic fungi on Iowa prairie grasses. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (talk).

*Ash, J., T. *May and D. Reding. April 11, 2014. Population genetics of gray fox in the Midwest, USA. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA. (poster).

*Powers, N. and K. Larsen. March 29, 2014. Ottoes, Baltimores, and Rattlers, Oh My! Iowa Day of Insects Conference, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. (talk)

*Bauer, A. and K. Larsen. March 10, 2014. Impact of prescribed fire on plant and insect communities in a roadside prairie planting. North Central Branch annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Des Moines, IA. (10 minute talk).

*Schuh, M. and K. Larsen. March 10, 2014. Effect of Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn) invasion on the diversity and abundance of ground-dwelling insects in Northeast Iowa forests. North Central Branch annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Des Moines, IA. (10 minute talk).

*Bohr, L., J. *Wittman, C. *Dembsky, S. *Zook, T. *Nelson and J. Enos-Berlage. March 3, 2014. Investigating water quality in the Dry Run Creek watershed over seasons with varying precipitation. Iowa Water Conference. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. (poster).

*Wittman, Jacob, and Jodi Enos-Berlage. 2013. Expanding opportunities and responsibilities in water resource education. Iowa Water Conference, Ames, IA. Presentation awarded 1st place in Poster Competition. (poster)

*Bauer, A. and K.J. Larsen. November 11, 2013. Impact of prescribed fire on plant and insect communities in a roadside prairie planting. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. (poster).

*Schuh, M. and K.J. Larsen. November 11, 2013. Effect of Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn) invasion on the diversity and abundance of ground-dwelling insects in Northeast Iowa forests. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. (poster).

*Powers, N., S. Heyer, and K.J. Larsen. November 11, 2013. Hill prairie butterflies of Allamakee County, Iowa: a comparison of the late 1980s to 2013. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. (poster).

*Howell, K. and E. Baack. November 2, 2013. Diversity and effect of endopyhtic fungi on Iowa prairie grasses. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. (poster).

*Ash, J., T. *May and D. Reding. November 2, 2013. Population genetics of gray fox in the Midwest, USA. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. (poster).

*Bauer, A. and K. Larsen. 2013. Possible factors influencing size variability in morphology of adult Cyclotrachelus sodalis (Coleoptera: Carabidae). North Central Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Rapid City, SD.

*Bentz, A. and M. McNicoll. 2013. Management of non-native, invasive Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip) using multiple control methods. Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Simpson College, Indianola IA.